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Whiter Whites - Tips For Washing White Clothing

Tips for washing white clothing. Post your ideas.


Borax and Dishwashing Detergent

To brighten your whites use borax and automatic dishwashing detergent along with half of your regular laundry soap. Not only will your whites be bright, but you won't have that awful bleach smell in your clothes.


By Kat (01/17/2005)

By ThriftyFun


A little ammonia added to your wash water with your whites will help make them brighter. Be careful using this with delicates, though, and also don't use it on bright colors as they color may fade.

By Robin

CAUTION! Do not use if you are using bleach. (02/17/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Don't Mix Ammonia and Bleach!

If you use ammonia in the wash NEVER use chlorine bleach with the ammonia. It creates an harmful gas. Just use one or the other. (02/17/2005)

By Luvyabye

Warm Water and Dawn

Used warm water while washing white. Plus a little Dawn dish liq well also brighten your whites. (02/25/2005)

By Kitty1952

Lemon Juice

1 cup of lemon juice naturally bleaches the whites along with your detergent. When you use bleach, the material thins out.


On stubborn stains, use electric dishwasher soap instead of laundry soap. When my daughter was in Little League, and her white uniform pants were red from the dirt, the electric dishwashing soap did wonders.


By Sheryl

Cold Water

Don't wash in hot water. It sets in stains. Cold is best. (06/02/2006)

By Lucinda

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